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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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RE: st: Bar graph ordered by values of yvar |

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Fri, 14 Mar 2008 16:39:34 -0000 |

Two further thoughts: Doing individual graphs and then combining works pretty nicely: sysuse nlsw88, clear foreach v in hours wage tenure { graph hbar `v', over(collgrad) saving(`v') } graph combine "hours" "wage" "tenure", col(1) imargin(zero) You could insist on -xcommon- if you really wanted. It's not your question, but in almost all circumstances just plotting the means throws a lot of information away! Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk David Radwin Thank you for the explanation. I was afraid that might be the case. At 11:53 PM +0000 3/13/08, Nick Cox wrote: >I've devoted some time to trying to automate the kind of >manipulations needed here without being clear whether the emphasis >should >on changing the data structure or doing the graphics. (Short answer: You > >need some of both.) > >Absent a simple solution that I know of: > >I'd -collapse- the data -- just as -graph bar- does, temporarily -- >and then fool around in the editor to produce a dataset that was >amenable to >-textbarplot- fron SSC. > >That may not be practical for your real example, especially if you want >to do this repeatedly or for a rather larger dataset. David Radwin >Thank you for the suggestion. This graph is adequate, but I would >like greater control over the spacing between bars as is typically >done using the bargap or gap options. The reason would be to >emphasize the comparison between college grads and non-college grads. > >Is there a way to make the gaps between bars 2 and 3 and between bars >4 and 5 larger than the gaps between bars 1 and 2, bars 3 and 4, and >bars 5 and 6? At 7:09 PM -0400 3/13/08, Friedrich Huebler wrote: >>Here is one solution. >> >>. sysuse nlsw88, clear >>. foreach var of varlist hours wage tenure { >> sum `var' if collgrad == 0 >> gen ncg`var' = r(mean) >> sum `var' if collgrad == 1 >> gen cg`var' = r(mean) >> } >>. keep in 1 >>. graph hbar ncghours - cgtenure, ascategory On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 6:34 PM, David Radwin <radwin@berkeley.edu> >>> I have a question analogous to one I asked last year that was >>> graciously answered by Nick Cox >>> (http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2007-08/msg00934.html). >>> >>> Rather than pose the question outright, I will illustrate with a >>> example comparing college graduates with non-college graduates: >>> >>> . sysuse nlsw88, clear >>> . graph hbar (mean) hours wage tenure, over(collgrad) showyvars >>> >>> give you a graph with the bars in the order, from top to bottom, >of: >>> >>> 1. mean hours for non-college grads >>> 2. mean wage for non-college grads >>> 3. mean tenure for non-college grads >>> 4. mean hours for college grads >>> 5. mean wage for college grads >>> 6. mean tenure for college grads >>> >>> But what I actually want is >>> >>> 1. mean hours for non-college grads >>> 2. mean hours for college grads >>> 3. mean wage for non-college grads >>> 4. mean wage for college grads >>> 5. mean tenure for non-college grads >>> 6. mean tenure for college grads >>> >>> Is there a option, user-written program, or set of commands that >>> would produce this graph? * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**Re: st: Bar graph ordered by values of yvar***From:*"Friedrich Huebler" <fhuebler@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Bar graph ordered by values of yvar***From:*David Radwin <radwin@berkeley.edu>

**RE: st: Bar graph ordered by values of yvar***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**RE: st: Bar graph ordered by values of yvar***From:*David Radwin <radwin@berkeley.edu>

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